Basic phrases to help you get around Korea

Prepare for your next Korean trip with key conversational phrases! Below examples use polite language. Although romanization is given, remember that it’s only there to guide you. To learn correct pronunciation, practice with a native Korean speaker. Yes 네 [ne] No 아니요 [aniyo] Hi 안녕하세요. [an-nyeong-ha-se-yo] Tip: Bow when you say 안녕하세요. What’s your name?…

Pronounce English words without knowing complex pronunciation symbols.

When you don’t know how to pronounce a word, what do you do? You may be using an online dictionary to hear the pronunciation or try to read confusing pronunciation symbols (e.g. prəˌnʌn.siˈeɪ.ʃən). These symbols are known as phonetics symbols and they can help you read and pronounce unfamiliar words. But, learning these symbols is…

How to guess where to put word stress

When a word has more than one syllable, native English speakers do not say every … single … word … with … equal … force. And within each word, one of the syllables is always said more loudly and a bit longer than the rest of the syllables. This is called word stress. Let’s look…